Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova

Scientific Director
Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering


Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Jivka Ovtcharova, a graduate engineer with two doctorates in mechanical engineering and computer science, is distinguished by her expertise in information and data management in the manufacturing industry. Her specialty is “Virtual Engineering”, which covers all phases of IT support for innovative product development and production, with a special focus on feedback management.

Engagements and Awards

  • Founder and Director of the Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center (LESC)
  • Reviewer for the European Commission, for the Fraunhofer Society, for the DFG, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the DAAD
  • Member of IFIP TC 5 WG, Computer-Aided Innovation since 2005
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) since 2009
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria since 2007
  • Member of the Scientific Society for Product Development WiGeP
  • Top women: Women in Leadership Positions BW

Honorary doctorate from the TU Sofia (2011)